If you have a local event coming up, email the details to You can also fax it to 360-423-1554 or mail/bring it to 1130 14th Avenue, Longview WA 98632. Contact information is required. Emailed text is our preferred format. At least two weeks notice is highly recommended. We reserve the right to include events as space and time allow.


Kelso School District Summer Meals Program: Click Here for details

Until Further Notice:R Square D Square Dance Club meets monthly at Kelso Senior Center, 106 NW 8th Avenue in Kelso. For more information, including dance days and times, go to

Until Further Notice:Help Warehouse, a program of Lower Columbia CAP, is asking for donations of paper bags. CAP uses 600 bags each month for its USDA Commodities program, a federally funded food supplement program for low-income families and seniors. The commodities are bagged and delivered to 14 distribution sites in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties on the third Tuesday of each month. Paper bags can be dropped off at the CAP building, 1526 Commerce Avenue in Longview, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information, call CAP at 360-425-3430 extension 252 or visit


Until Further Notice:Additional event information from the City of Longview can be found at


Use your Longview Library card to check out tickets to see local theater productions for free.  Tickets will be available  for upcoming programs by Stageworks Northwest and the Columbia Theatre.  Tickets are first come first served!!




The Volunteer Group at the Kelso Train Depot is welcoming aboard new volunteers willing to help staff the depot during business hours.

There are three four-hour shifts at the train depot every day of the week.

Anyone 21 years of age and older are welcome to volunteer.

Applications for depot volunteering are available for pick-up at the train depot.

If you have any questions, please contact Ron Baker,Train Depot Volunteer Training Coordinator at 423-6015.



Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue is proud to partner with the Health Care Foundation to offer American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Low-Cost Classes for only $40 per person.

There is no cost for foster parents or low-income families.

Every student receives an AHA Student Book, a student supply kit, and a CPR Barrier in a key chain holder, First Aid Kits available for $10

Classes held   January 28, 2017         April 22, 2017

class size is limited, so sign up early!

Call 360 578-5218 for more information.

Register at Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, 701 Vine Street, Kelso, Washington 98626

You can also log on to





The Lower Columbia College Head Start , Early Head Start, and ECEAP Programs have begun enrolling students for fall classes. The programs provide free services to income eligible pregnant women and children from birth through age 4. Enrollment information is available by calling 360-442-2800. The Head Start office is located at 1720 20th Avenue on the college campus. All services are free.





































Rainier Columbian Cheerleaders are hosting ‘The Columbian Saturday Market’ This is an indoor ‘Direct Sales Mall’, a showcase for local artists and crafters to sell their creations, as well as local farmers to sell in season produce and market items. The first 2 will be April 22nd, and May 13th, after that they will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month through December. Hours are 10a-5p, located in the Rainier Jr/Sr High School Commons area, 28170 Old Rainier Rd. in Rainier,OR

There will be concessions throughout the day and a variety of school clubs and organizations represented as well.

For more information or inquiries please contact Rebecca Blayney 971-203-3968 or Anna Hutchins 503-435-7004, or you can e-mail























Longview Soccer Club’s Fall Outdoor Recreational Soccer Registration is open to boys & girls ages 5 to 14 yrs old.

On-line registration for Fall 2017 Recreational Soccer is June 1st to July 16th.

Fall Seasons Fee $70

You can go on-line during these dates and register as a player or register as a coach. Don’t wait…register right away to guarantee your spot!

Log onto

for registration questions,please call the Longview Soccer Club at 360-425-6381. This is a voice mail system, so leave a message and someone will get back with you in a timely manner.

Walk-In registration dates located at the 7th Avenue Clubhouse will be on the following dates:

Saturday June 17 from 10am to 2pm

Thursday June 28 from 6pm to 8pm

Saturday July 8 from 10am to 2pm

Saturday July 15 from 10am to 2pm




A 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in the Valley is happening July 28th and 29th @ Rose Valley Friends Church in George Bales Gym @ 1437 Rose Valley Road in Kelso.

It’s for Girls & Boys Grades 2nd thru 8th.

The cost is $80 a team.

To register go to

Registration deadline is July 21st.

Contact Scott or Nicole Ruhland @ 360-431-5416 or @ 360 431-5438

You can also go to

This event is not sponsored by Kelso School District.




R.A. Long Class of 1977 is having their 40th Reunion Friday & Saturday August 4th and 5th.

August 4th @ 6pm, the 1977 class will meet at Mill City Grill on Commerce Avenue.

On August 5th @ 6pm, Tapas right next door @ 1125 Commerce will be the reunion site, which will feature a live Seattle artist.

The cost is $40 for singles, and $75 for couples.

For more info, contact Andy Gerson at 206-595-2203 or Tami Cheatly at 360-751-8264.



The 24th Annual Bow-Tie Bash will be on Saturday July 1st from 8am-3pm up & down Commerce Avenue in Longview.

Go to for more info.


The Annual Go 4th Celebration in Longview will take place July 2nd thru 4th

Festivities include a parade, live entertainment down at Martin’s Dock at Lake Sacajawea, food vendors, kids activities, fireworks of course on the 4th of July at dusk that evening. (Around 10pm)

Go to for more information.



The Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place at Lake Sacajawea on Sunday July 2nd.

This year’s theme is “Heroes & Villains”

You can search for Longview Cardboard Boat Regatta on Facebook.


The Longview Pioneer Lions invites you to the annual Spirits of Longview event at the Cowlitz County Convention Center on Monday, July 3rd from 5p-10p.

Featuring domestic beers,local microbrews, hard cider, local wines and top rated food concessions.

Funds raised will benefit our community. This is a 21 and over event and admission is five dollars per person.


It’s the World Famous Rainier Days in the Park, Friday July 7th thru Sunday July 9th. Enjoy family fun all three days! Tons of delicious food, carnival rides, vendors, and live entertainment.  Plus, the BEST and LARGEST fireworks display in the area on Saturday night at 10pm down at the waterfront.

For more information and a complete entertainment schedule, go to




The Crusaders Relay for Life will be having bingo on Saturday, July 15th at 1pm,hosted by the Longview Eagles @ 1526 12th Avenue. Kids 8 and up are welcome for this session. They will be having prize give-aways, a 50/50 drawing and the kitchen will be ope. If there are enough players, a speed bingo session will follow. Callers will be Todd and Lynn from the old Northern Lights Bingo Hall. All money raised will go to support the American Cancer Society.